Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.

1505 Northeast 26th Street, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Limited Volunteer Limited Volunteer


Answering the Call to help those in need after the Great Miami Hurricane and the Great Depression left many families in Miami impoverished, the four parishes of what was then part of the Diocese of St. Augustine came together with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to discuss the formation of a charitable organization that would work in connection with the Community Chest, now known as the United Way. Thus the Associated Catholic Charities was born on March 8, 1931. These pioneering Catholic community representatives had the vision at the time to come together to plan the best strategy to take so that those in need would be able to get the help they needed, a practice the agency still upholds today. The focus at the time were to identify family problems, out-of-wedlock pregnancies, juvenile delinquency, immigrants threatened with deportation, and children needing foster care. Services has since evolved.